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About Us

DDS Collingwood Mission Statement:

"Welcoming a partnership as we pursue a healthier life through smiles"

Our goal is to serve the Collingwood community with expert dental care on an ongoing basis. We want to be your provider of oral hygiene and good dental health for many years to come. Doing this means our business is not only about dentistry, but about forging and growing relationships.

Dental health is physical health. We want to earn your trust as a valued member of your health care team. From family dentistry, dental hygiene and cosmetic dentistry to specialized dental treatments such as tooth extraction, orthodontics, dentures and implants, we offer a full range of dental services to residents of (and visitors to) Dufferin and Simcoe counties. To get started, call us or book an appointment online.


Creating Happy, Healthy Smiles

Serving the Community with Superior Dental Care

Your DDS Collingwood team of caring dentists, dental hygienists and dental office staff are here to help and serve your dental health needs. Our training and experience has led us here to this time and place, where we've assembled a team that treats one another - and patients - like family. We continue our research and education to stay at the forefront of the dental medicine field, enabling us to serve you better.

That's how we put our money where our mouths are, and what led to the creation of our tagline:

Making the world a better place, one smile at a time.

To find out more about our Collingwood dental office or to book your next appointment, give us a call or use the online contact form to get in touch. We look forward to meeting you and serving your oral health and dental care needs.


Our Dental Clinic Team

Your DDS Collingwood team of caring dentists, dental hygienists and dental office staff are here to help and serve your dental health needs.


Dr. Ben Vangalen DDS Dentist

A Collingwood local, originally from Orangeville, Dr. Ben travelled far and wide for his education, attending boarding school at St. Andrew's College, undergraduate at the University of Guelph, and eventually attaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the prestigious New York University in Manhattan. Graduating in the top of his class with OK honours, Dr. Ben is our clinical Swiss Army Knife, with training in orthodontics, Invisalign, Root Canal Therapy, Crown, Bridge and veneer work, oral Surgery, Implantology and more. Still yearning for adventure, Dr. Ben also travels to the Inuit communities of the Arctic several times a year to provide pediatric care and oral surgery to the underserved communities of the north. Growing up in an athletic family participating in boxing, hockey, and lacrosse, Dr. Ben continues to give back as a coach and sponsor to local sports teams and has received numerous awards for his efforts. In his free time, you can find him spending time with his lovable dogs Bella and “Slug" a massive bloodhound, with a face you just can't help but love.


Dr. Robert vanGalen Dentist

Dr. Rob was raised in Orangeville, Ontario. After graduating from the University of Toronto with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and completing a two year associateship in Owen Sound, Ontario Dr. Rob opened a dental office in Orangeville, Ontario. Dr. Rob has practiced in Orangeville, Ontario for over 25 years and in 2017 he opened up DDS dental in Collingwood.

Dr. Rob is very passionate about all the advancements in modern dentistry. He has travelled across Canada and the United States and has a wealth of experience in orthodontics, implant dentistry, surgical procedures, and advanced cosmetic cases.

Dr. Rob and his wife have raised four children in the Orangeville area and have been involved with numerous associations over the years. Most recently Dr. Rob organized a month long Ride for Food fundraising initiative to raise money and food for the Orangeville Food bank.

Dr. Rob became attracted to the Collingwood area because it offers a variety of active living activities. When Dr. Rob isn't in the office you may find him out on his bicycle or on the Bruce Trail hiking or snowshoeing. Dr. Rob also enjoys bee keeping and currently has 12 hives. His local honey has been a favourite to many patients and friends.


Dr. Katariina Korhonen Dentist

Dr. Katariina Korhonen is a native of Finland. She graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Oulu in 1989. After practicing in Finland for several years, Katariina moved to Canada and obtained her Canadian License in 1996.

Katariina continues to expand her knowledge of dentistry by taking continuing education courses in an array of fields including clinical Diagnosis; Medical Emergencies; Nitrous Oxide Sedation; Pediatric and Geriatric dentistry; Endodontic Therapy; and Cosmetic and Restorative dentistry to name a few.


Dr. Laura Fox Dentist

Dr. Laura Fox has been practicing dentistry in Collingwood since she graduated from Western University in 1999 with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Her academics began with a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Biology from Queens University, completed in 1995. Dr. Fox has a special interest in performing cosmetic procedures such as bonding, porcelain veneers and crowns to transform patients’ smiles. She is a Certified Invisalign provider and has completed a Mastership in Clear Aligner Therapy.

Especially rewarding to Dr. Fox is working with young children to create a positive experience for a lifetime of good oral health. She helps patients of all ages feel at ease by providing gentle, quality care in a comforting environment.


Testimonials What Team Members Have to Say About DDS Collingwood

"I have had the privilege of working at DDS dental for 3 years. I am proud of our focus in quality dental care and I am confident that our patients are in excellent hands. The DDS team goes above and beyond most offices to be sure our patients are happy. I love my job, the people I work with and our amazing patients we get to service. I am grateful to get to come to work and spend the day with friends, time flies when you're having fun!"